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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.
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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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1/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

10/19/2019
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Image: Frederic Edwin Church (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Edwin_Church) , The Heart of the Andes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heart_of_the_Andes) (1859). Church was the most famous landscape painter in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. His paintings of Andean volcanoes that Humboldt climbed helped make Church's reputation. His 5 foot by 10 foot painting entitled The Heart of the Andes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heart_of_the_Andes) "caused a sensation" when it was...

Duration:00:11:02

2/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

10/19/2019
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Image: Humboldt's depiction of an Andean condor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andean_condor) , an example of his detailed drawing. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:08:37

3/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Dresden Codex (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden_Codex) , later identified as a Maya manuscript, published in part by Humboldt in 1810. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:12:41

4/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

10/19/2019
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Image: Humboldt and his fellow scientist Aimé Bonpland near the foot of the Chimborazo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimborazo) volcano, painting by Friedrich Georg Weitsch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Georg_Weitsch) (1810). Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond...

Duration:00:09:22

5/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Humboldt botanical drawing published in his work on Cuba. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:11:35

6/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

10/19/2019
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Image: Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aim%C3%A9_Bonpland) were in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casiquiare_River) , with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Ender) , 1856. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf...

Duration:00:08:32

7/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

10/19/2019
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Image: Schiller, Wilhelm, and Alexander von Humboldt with Goethe in Jen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jena) a, c. 1797. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:09:58

8/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Alexander von Humboldt, painting by Joseph Stieler (https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Karl_Stieler) , 1843. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:11:58

Best of Berkowitz: "The fact that we lost to Trump tells us something about us, about the Left." 1 of 2: @BerkowitzPeter @HooverInst

10/19/2019
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Photo: nglish: The Observatory and Esther Baker Physics Building, Syracuse University - 1920 Date | 1920 Source | Post Card from Onondaga County Public Library collection Author | The Syracuse News Co. | This media file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in the United States (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States) . This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication...

Duration:00:11:39

Best of Berkowitz: "The fact that we lost to Trump tells us something about us, about the Left." 2 of 2: @BerkowitzPeter @HooverInst

10/19/2019
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Photo: Drawing of the exterior front of the Elizabethan Club, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1920. Date | 1920 Source | Yale University Manuscripts and Archives Digital Images Database [1] (http://images.library.yale.edu/madid/oneItem.aspx?id=1771402&q=elizabethan%20club&q1=&q2=&qc1=&qc2=&qf1=&qf2=&qn=&qo=&qm=15&qs=31&sid=&qx=) Author | Theodore Diedrickson | This work is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in its country of origin and other countries...

Duration:00:08:20

Full-length Conversation: Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria Hardcover – May 28, 2019. by Sam Dagher (Author)

10/19/2019
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Photo: President Hafez al-Asad with his family in the early 1970s. From left to right: Bashar, Maher, Mrs Anisa Makhlouf (then the new First Lady of Syria), Majd, Bushra, and Basil (not in the frame). Date | early 1970s Source | http://www.syrianhistory.com/content/president-hafez-al-asad-his-family-early-1970s Author | Unknown | This work was created in Syria (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria) and is now in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain)...

Duration:00:38:54

Comet Borisov entered the Solar System from the direction of Cassiopeia near the border with Perseus, and originates from the galactic plane. Dr Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, & Dr David Livingston, The Space Show

10/19/2019
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Image: A comparison of two interstellar objects passing through our solar system, including Comet Borisov (yellow line). . Hotel Mars, episode n, with Dr Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, and Dr David Livingston, The Space Show. They discuss interstellar visitors. ‘Omuamua, a cigar-shaped asteroid, and Comet Borisov. 2I/Borisov, originally designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), is the first observed interstellar comet and the second observed interstellar interloper after ʻOumuamua....

Duration:00:11:04

1/2 ʻOumuamua, the first known interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System, with Dr Karen Meech & Dr David Livingston

10/19/2019
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Image: Artist's impression of ʻOumuamua, the first known interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System. Permissions*: see below. . Hotel Mars, episode n, with Dr Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, and Dr David Livingston, The Space Show. They discuss interstellar visitors. ‘Omuamua, a cigar-shaped asteroid, and Comet Borisov. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ʻOumuamua . *Permissions: Author, Original - ESO/M. Kornmesser Derivative: nagualdesign. I, the copyright...

Duration:00:09:03

A national impeachment puzzle: fair? due process? with John Yoo. @HooverInst

10/18/2019
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Image: Donald Trump with Pelosi in January 2017. Public domain. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos . https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nancy-pelosi-doesnt-have-to-make-impeachment-fair-but-it-still-should-be/2019/10/13/b09ce182-ec44-11e9-85c0-85a098e47b37_story.html?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=7e1f0a2bab-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_14_05_25&utm_medium=email The House Doesn't Have to Be 'Fair' in Its Probe, but It Should Give Trump Due Process....

Duration:00:11:35

AG Bill Barr at Notre Dame on Tocqueville’s “soft despotism” of government dependency, with @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion

10/18/2019
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Image: The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, which is located in the center of the University of Notre Dame's campus. Permissions*: see below . https://www.wsj.com/articles/bill-barr-gets-religion-11571094063 Bill Barr ‘Gets’ Religion The attorney general gives a speech on secularism, and the left goes bananas. For Notre Dame fans, this football weekend was a twofer. Not only did the Irish beat a longtime rival, the University of Southern California, on Saturday, the campus was treated to a...

Duration:00:10:25

House Democrats cancel the Trump Moon-landing. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

10/18/2019
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Photo: Crater photographed by Apollo 11 crew near landing site 20/07/1969 collections In Collections Apollo 11The first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon create Source NASA link Link https://images.nasa.gov/ copyright Copyright info Public Domain Dedication (CC0) (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow House Democrats cancel the Trump Moon-landing. Bob Zimmerman...

Duration:00:09:09

Stratolaunch saved by Anonymous Ruptured Goose Fan. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

10/18/2019
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Photo: H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" image (http://www.alaska.faa.gov/fai/images/Aircraft/H-4%20HERCULES.jpg) http://www.alaska.faa.gov/fai/afss/AcftPhoto-List.htmhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/49487266@N07/7881222436 Permission details This image or file is a work of a Federal Aviation Administration (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Aviation_Administration) employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work...

Duration:00:11:59

500 climate scholars unuseful to 1 climate scholar named Michael Mann. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

10/18/2019
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Photo: Unknown Title | Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Zoo, Lincoln Park, Chicago. Date | Created: 1911?. Coverage: 1865?-1900?. Source Imprint: 1865?-1900?.Digital item published 6-15-2005; updated 2-12-2009. Medium | albumen print (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albumen_print) Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs Accession number | Catalog Call Number: MFY Dennis Coll 90-F174Record ID: 653380Digital ID:...

Duration:00:07:48

The cave colonies of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

10/18/2019
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Photo:Possibly Connected Lava Tube Skylight Pair in Tharsis Region USAGE POLICY All of the images produced by HiRISE and accessible on this site are within the public domain: there are no restrictions on their usage by anyone in the public, including news or science organizations. We do ask for a credit line where possible: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona POSTSCRIPT NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars...

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Long-expected visitors from another star system: 1 of 2: Comets Oumuamua & Borisov. Karen Meech, University of Hawaii. David Livingston, Spaceshow.com

10/18/2019
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Photo: 1I/ʻOumuamua, imaged with the 4.2 meter William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Islands on 28 October 2017, is seen as a stationary light source in the centre of the image. Background stars appear streaked because the telescope is tracking the rapidly moving asteroid. Original: NASA; Alan Fitzsimmons (ARC, Queen's University Belfast), Isaac Newton Group Derivative: nagualdesign (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Nagualdesign) - https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171103.html Public Domain...

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